Redhawks Hit The Road For Three Games
Dec. 13, 2007
BASKETBALL GAME INFORMATION
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Samford
Pete Hanna Center, Birmingham, Ala.
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Jacksonville State
Mathews Coliseum, Jacksonville, Ala.
Saturday, Dec. 22, 4:00 p.m.
Southeast Missouri @ Tulsa
Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Okla.
THE TEAMS: Southeast Missouri is 6-4 overall and 2-0 in the OVC after opening OVC play with a 102-95 win over Tennessee State and an 84-74 win over Tennessee Tech.
The Redhawks also have wins over Louisiana Tech, Evansville, Culver-Stockton, and Longwood with losses to nationally ranked Xavier, Coppin State and Illinois State and Bradley from the Missouri Valley Conference.
Samford is 3-4 overall and 1-0 in the OVC with a league win over Jacksonville State. The Bulldogs play Reinhardt on Saturday.
Jacksonville State is 2-7 overall and 0-2 in the OVC with league losses to Samford and Tennessee-Martin. The Gamecocks play Murray State on Tuesday.
Tulsa, a member of Conference USA, is 3-4.
THE COACHES: Scott Edgar is 16-24 in his second season as head coach at Southeast after previous head coaching stints at Murray State and Duquesne. His collegiate record is 125-119 in his ninth year as a head coach.
Jimmy Tillette is 168-133 in his 11th year as head coach at Samford. He is 6-3 vs. Southeast.
Mike LaPlante is 90-122 in his eighth season at Jacksonville State. He is 5-1 vs. Southeast.
Doug Wojcik is 34-32 in his third season at Tulsa.
THE SERIES: Samford leads the series 6-3, Jacksonville State leads 6-1 and Tulsa leads 1-0.
LAST SEASON: The Redhawks and Samford split two games with Samford winning at the Show Me Center and Southeast winning in Birmingham. Jacksonville swept both games.
PEARSON LEADS SCORERS: Sophomore point guard Rod Pearson is tied for the team lead in scoring and leads in assists and minutes played. Pearson averages 12.9 points, 2.6 assists, and 25.8 minutes per game.
WILLIAMS IS OVC NECOMER OF THE WEEK: Calvin Williams, a transfer from Colorado, was named the OVC Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season after averaging a double-double in two opening OVC wins. Williams averaged 15.5 points and 11 rebounds per game in the wins over Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech. He leads the Redhawks in rebounding with 8.1 per game and in blocked shots with 1.6 per game.
FOUST OFF THE BENCH: Senior Brandon Foust, a transfer from Oklahoma and a preseason all-OVC choice, has been coming off the bench and posting impressive numbers. Foust averages 11.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. He is shooting .518 from the field.
BENCH CONTRIBUTES: In the road win at Louisiana Tech, 29 of the 59 points came from the bench. In the OVC opening win over Tennessee State the bench scored 61 of the 102 points scored.
IMPRESSIVE START BY BOGAN: True freshman Will Bogan, 6-10, 300, is off to an impressive start with the Redhawks. After ten games, Bogan averages 6.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
REMBERT RETURNS: Senior post player Michael Rembert is recovering from two off season knee surgeries, and saw his first playing time of the season in the win over Culver-Stockton. Rembert, who has started the last five games, averaged 9.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game last season. This season he is averaging 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds per game.
DREW IS HOT: Long range bomber Jimmy Drew, a sophomore from Anna, Ill., is shooting .484 (15-31) from three and 9-10 from the line.
HERRING OFF THE BENCH: Junior college transfer Jaycen Herring, who led the Redhawks in both exhibition games, has fully recovered from a thumb injury suffered in practice the day before the Xavier game. The 6-5 transfer from Palm Beach CC who played his freshman season at Tennessee-Chattanooga, Herring averaged 20.5 points per game in the two exhibition games. For the season, Herring who has scored in double figures the last seven games, averages 12.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Despite coming off the bench, Herring is the team's second leading scorer.
MAXWELL HAS SURGERY: Sophomore Jajuan Maxwell had minor knee surgery on Oct. 22. It was Maxwell's second surgery since last season and increases the possibility that he will be redshirted this season.
TWO EARLY SIGNEES: The Redhawks signed two players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. Martino Brock, 6-5 guard from Nashville Christian Academy, and Mark Caviness, 6-5 swing player from Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, Fla., both signed with Southeast. Brock is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds per game this season and was recently named MVP of the Martin Luther King Tournament in Memphis. Caveness is averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game.
REDHAWKS HAVE ST. LOUIS RADIO STATION: The Southeast Basketball Network includes 1380 ESPN Radio in St. Louis. The network operated by Mississippi River Radio, will be anchored by 100,000 watt K-103 FM in Cape Girardeau. Other network stations include KSIM, Sikeston;, KWOC, Poplar Bluff and KMAL, Malden. Erik Sean will be the play-by-play voice of Redhawks basketball with Todd Bonacki adding commentary at home games and Ron Hines adding color during the road games.
REDHAWKS BASKETBALL WITH Scott Edgar: Edgar will have a weekly television show on WQWQ-TV, the Heartland's CW. The show will be seen at 11 p.m. each Monday night beginning on Nov. 26 and will be hosted by Heartland Sports Director Todd Richards. The show will also be shown on Charter Cable, Channel 11 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The show will also air on The Storm Team 24-hour Weather Channel at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
EDGAR ON RADIO: The Scott Edgar Radio Show will be heard every Tuesday, 6 p.m., on ESPN 1220 Radio. The hour long show that will include call ins, will be hosted by Erik Sean.
AT THE SHOW ME CENTER: Southeast has a record of 209-90 (.698) at the Show Me Center since the facility opened in 1987.
SID STREAK: Southeast SID Ron Hines has worked 799 consecutive basketball games. He has not missed a game since 1980.
NEXT FOR THE REDHAWKS: After the long three-game road swing, Southeast will host Central Methodist on Sunday, Dec. 30, 3 p.m.